The University of Houston's proud heritage of academic excellence dates back to its founding in 1927. In 1947, the institution launched one of its many rich traditions by adopting the cougar, later named Shasta, as its official mascot.
The University of Houston has an outstanding reputation for student success, teaching, research and innovation. Rigorous coursework, hands-on opportunities, leadership positions, and global experiences prepare students for the world. UH has dedicated, award-winning faculty members committed to helping students pursue their path of learning. Programs of study include undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, online and continuing education classes.
University of Houston researchers and inventors are transforming ideas into innovations. Our innovators are developing new technologies that span across the delivery of healthcare to harnessing our natural resources. We are also thought leaders around the creation of art and designing programs that support our diverse Houston community.
University Career Services (UCS) offers a multitude of services to assist students and alumni on their pathway to success. Explore different majors using assessments and research; Engage with our counselors through one-on-one counseling and skills workshops - ranging from mock interviews, resume critiques, to job hunting. Students and alumni are empowered to investigate their pathways and network with employers to find the right industry for them. We work with companies and organizations to employ our students during career fairs and on-campus recruitment.
At UH the Student Center is the hub of student life. Equipped with north and south wings, the Student Center is home to student organizations, study and social areas, a food court, campus shops, IT services and an on-campus game room complete with a bowling alley.
Student Housing & Residential Life is a department within Student Affairs consisting of three primary areas: Residential Life, Operations, and Housing and Conference Services. Approximately 6,000 students live in seven distinct housing areas that provide a comprehensive student services program. These areas are managed by full-time, live-in staff members, including professional Residence Life Coordinators, faculty-in-residence and Resident Advisors (student staff).
The M.D. Anderson Library has one of the best academic collections in the city. The library features a state of the art recording studio, technology training and daily events. Our special collections even include the Houston Hip Hop Collections.
The University of Houston offers affordable community health care for UH students, faculty and staff as well as the surrounding community. Our clinics offer low cost options and have flexible options for those who are uninsured.
The campus life offers the vibe of a small community set amongst the urban offerings of Houston. Our on-campus offerings include restaurants, art exhibits, activity centers, live performances and athletic events which make our university much more than a place to learn – it's a place to thrive.
The University of Houston is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's, professional and doctoral degrees. Contact the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Houston.